Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:00 PM
(Copying this from my intro post.)
>Just joined BC after being referred by an online acquaintance. I use an older (2002 purchase) emachine T1150 that has >bben a great little machine for the money, but has been running slower and slower as of late. I use AVG and >Superantispyware free edition, both of which have provided good service. I also do a disk cleanup and defragment fairly >regularly, and use Mozilla, which has a pretty decent firewall, But I can't help but wonder if I'm missing something >somewhere. I know that I'm hampered by my computer's limited memory (128 MB), but I'm not in a position to replace it >and am hesitant to invest more money in a memory card if there are bigger problems lurking within the guts of my faithful >old emachine.
>When I log on to the Net, I have time to go make a sandwich before the homepage opens, and when using some sites, >(hotmail, for instance), transitioning to a new email can take two or three minutes. I can manage the Net fairly well, but >am never going to be mistaken for a member of the Geek Squad. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can >check to see if my computer is truly clean?
In addition to my first post, I neglected to mention that when I do log onto the net, instead of going to my homepage (MSN, in my case), I always wind up on the last website visited. Transition from site-to-site is slow, as is often working from link-to-link within a website.